Building surveying practitioner registration (first time)

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Building surveyor

Under the Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 you can be registered as a building surveying practitioner (level 1 or level 2 or technician).

How do I apply?

To apply for registration as a building surveying practitioner you must complete an application form for the relevant level below.  Choose which level with the requirements that best match your qualifications and experience.

When you have completed the application form submit it and your supporting documentation to Licensing Services with the applicable fees.  Your application can be submitted online, by post or in person.

Levels and application forms

Changes to application forms

All building service provider initial application forms have been revised and are available below.  Older versions of these forms can no longer be accepted when submitting online.  Any applications received online that include a form with payment details will be deleted.

Level 1

(No limit to type of work that may be carried out)

To apply under level 1, you must have the following qualifications and experience:

Required qualification

  • Bachelor of Building Surveying and Certification granted by Central Queensland University; or
  • an equivalent qualification as determined by the Board.

Required experience

  • Three years full-time experience in building surveying work.

Application form

Download the PDF application form: Building Surveying Practitioner Registration (level 1) – Form 29

How to submit your application

Online:

Submit your application onlineClick here to submit and pay for your application online

By post or in person:

If you are submitting your application by post (or in person) and are making payment by credit card, you must complete the Application payment form and attach it to your application.

Applications received without payment will not be accepted.

Level 2

(Limited to certifying compliance of Class 1 or Class 10 buildings and Class 2 to 9 building with a maximum floor area of 2,000m2 and not more than three storeys)

To apply under level 2, you must have the following qualifications and experience:

Required qualification

Required experience

  • Two years full-time experience in building surveying work.

Application form

Download the application form: Building Surveying Practitioner Registration (level 2) – Form 30

How to submit your application

Online:

Submit your application onlineClick here to submit and pay for your application online

By post or in person:

If you are submitting your application by post (or in person) and are making payment by credit card, you must complete the Application payment form and attach it to your application.

Applications received without payment will not be accepted.

Technician

(Limited to certifying compliance of Class 1 or Class 10 buildings with Class 2 to Class 9 buildings with a maximum floor area of 500m2 and not more than two storeys)

To apply for technician you must complete an application form from one of the sets below.

Set 1

Required qualification

  • Provide building surveying services for residential buildings up to three storeys skillset; or
  • Diploma in Building Surveying; or
  • an equivalent qualification as determined by the Board.

Required experience

No experience is required under this set.

Application form

Download the application form: Building Surveying Practitioner Technician Registration (set 1) – Form 31

How to submit your application

Online:

Submit your application onlineClick here to submit and pay for your application online

By post or in person:

If you are submitting your application by post (or in person) and are making payment by credit card, you must complete the Application payment form and attach it to your application.

Applications received without payment will not be accepted.

Set 2

Required qualification

No qualification is required under this set.

Required experience

  • 12 months full-time experience in the period between 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008, in building surveying work for a local government in Western Australia.

Application form

Download the application form: Building Surveying Practitioner Technician Registration (set 2) – Form 32

How to submit your application

Online:

Submit your application onlineClick here to submit and pay for your application online

By post or in person:

If you are submitting your application by post (or in person) and are making payment by credit card, you must complete the Application payment form and attach it to your application.

Applications received without payment will not be accepted.

 

Still unsure which form to use?

If you are unsure of which form to use or about any of the information above, contact Licensing Services on 1300 489 099 or email be.info@dmirs.wa.gov.au.

Automatic mutual recognition and Mutual recognition

If you are registered or licensed as a building surveyor elsewhere in Australia or New Zealand, and want to carry out building surveying work in Western Australia, you can find out more information about having your licence recognised in WA.

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